Seen and Herd

Unlock Emotional Growth with Equine Assisted Therapy

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Equine Assisted Therapy

Equine Assisted therapy helps people to work through their issues, become aware of their responses and behaviours, and facilitates emotional growth by working with a licenced mental health professional alongside therapy horses.

What is equine-assisted therapy?

Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT), (or Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)) is an experiential, counselling service. Each counsellor or therapist is a skilled helper assisting clients to reach their own personal goals and objectives, assisted by the presence of horses, and the therapeutic farm environment.

Why horses and what do they bring?

Equines are highly sensitive animals, who are not predatory, but instead have survived throughout the centuries by being highly attuned to their environment and those around them, thereby keeping themselves, and their herd members safe. They gift us with their ability to provide in-the-moment feedback about our own internal state.

So, what do we do?

We provide high-quality Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT), with a qualified mental health practitioner, to help people work through any issues, enabling them to live happier and more fulfilled lives.

Our therapy is grounded in various proven therapy modalities, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Body based (somatic) techniques.

Natasha Whitwell
Equine Assisted Therapist and Owner

Our Horses

Beau and monster

“Beau” (left) means beautiful, and he really is by name and by nature. “Monstar” (right) means my star in French, and he is much more Star than Monster, which he is affectionately called.

Our Services

Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT)

Individual therapy one-on-one, with a qualified counsellor to help you explore your own potential and set your own goals supporting you to achieve them.

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL)

A non-therapeutic approach to confidence building, communication skills and capacity growth, aimed to build confidence and capacity in relationships.

Children's Learning days

An introduction to Equine Assisted Learning through horsemanship skills. Children will gain an understanding of the nature of these magnificent and peaceful creatures in a safe and supportive environment.

Women’s Day Retreats

A special day for ladies, who would like to learn more about being their authentic selves with horses. You’ll learn grounding and meditation techniques that you can carry into your everyday life.

Seen & Herd Welcomes Everyone

We welcome people of any gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, size, nationality, sexual orientation, ability level, neurotype, religion, elder status, family structure, culture, subculture, political opinion, identity, and self-identification.

Acknowledgement Of Country

Seen and Herd acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

Bookings & Prices

Group sessions

Group sizes are a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 5 people to ensure all benefit from the sessions. Children are grouped by age to maximise interaction and confidence. We will work closely with you to ensure your child is in a suitable group.

Individual sessions

We service clients of all ages, and a person-centred therapy plan will be developed in conjunction with you. We recommend a series of 6-weekly sessions to achieve the most progress towards your personal treatment goals.